congregation behind him. His pre-eminence will be further evident in the Hereafter, when all the Prophets will be under his banner” – (Ibid.).
Sayyidina A’isha Siddique (ALLAH be pleased with her) related from the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) that Gabriel said: “I have searched the Earth, east to west, and I have never found a Man better than [Sayyidina] Muhammad (Sall ALLAH hu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam), and have never seen any father’s sons better than the sons of Hashim” – (Ibid.).
But it must be remembered that, in spite of his incomparable station with the Creator of the universe, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, is no more than a creature and is absolutely powerless in the face of his Lord, the One Who has no partner. He is the Messenger bringing to humankind the final and perfect way, which envelops and supersedes the teachings of all who came before him; he is, at the same time, absolutely a servant to his Creator, aware that all power and strength are from Him. Indeed, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, is the greatest and the most exalted of the creations in the eyes of the Lord of the Universe.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him): As a Blessed Prophet
When “God,” writes Rev. S. B. Gould in his Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets and Other Old Testament Characters, “blew the spirit against Adam…as it reached his eyes Adam opened them, and saw the throne of God with the inscription upon it: “There is no God but God, and Mohammed [pbuh] is His Prophet.” Then the soul ran into his ears, and Adam heard the song of the angels; thereupon his tongue was unloosed, for by this time the soul had reached it, and he said, “Praise be to Thee, my Creator, One and Only!”
“And God answered him: “For this purpose are you made. You and your successors must pray to Me, and you will find mercy and loving-kindness at My hands.” Then the soul penetrated all the organs, reaching last of all the feet of Adam, which after receiving strength, he sprang up, and stood upon earth [ground]. But when he stood upright he was obliged to close his eyes, for the light of God’s throne shinning directly into him blinded him. “What light is this?” he asked, as he covered his eyes with one hand, and indicated the throne with the other. “It is the Light of a Prophet,” God answered, “who will spring from thee in later ages. By Mine honour I swear, for him alone have I created the world. In heaven he bears the name of the much lauded, and on earth he will be called Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon him). Through him all men will be led out of error into the way of Truth”.
“God made a covenant with Adam’s successors; He rubbed Adam’s back, and lo! From out of his back crawled all generations of men that were to be born, about the size of ants, and they arranged themselves on the left and on the right. At the head of those on the right stood Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be upon him), then the other Prophets and the faithful, distinguished from those on the left by their white and dazzling splendour. Those on the left